Making Places and Creating What is Next: A Cum Laude and NHS Induction Speech

Working on my comments for our opening chapel of the year at St. George’s Independent School tomorrow, this blog entry from a couple of years ago came back to mind…

Ross All Over the Map


Good Evening!

It is a pleasure to welcome parents, friends, and most importantly, students to the Cum Laude and National Honor Society Induction Ceremony.  The students here this evening have distinguished themselves in many areas of school life from the classroom to the stage and from community service to the athletic field. They have earned this recognition. In myriad ways, Seniors, members of the class of 2015, you have done more than simply pass through Westminster. In real ways each class and each student within it, participates in making the school, creating the school.

Indeed we are not just passing through any of the places of our lives: our school, our city, our home, our work-place. No, we are not simply passing through places, we are all creating them. Underpinning our celebration of your achievements this evening is our belief in each of you that you will go into…

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